Sociology is the study of human behaviour as it is shaped by society and in turn affects the social contexts within which we live.
Examples of such contexts are informal groups, families, classrooms, work organizations, cultures, and societies. The effects of social categories on human behaviour constitute a topic of central interest within sociology.
Sociologists use a variety of research methods, including historical analysis, participant observation, surveys, and field and laboratory experiments.
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Graduating student leader Jory Smallenberg shares her favourite UBC experiences and her top tips for UBC Arts students who want to make a difference.
I really recommend young scholars who aspire for a career in academia to take their research to big conferences – I definitely grew a lot from attending them.
Emily’s passion in community development has made her a student leader and community contributor for UBC and beyond. As the Co-President of UBC Sociology Students’ Association, Emily took the initiative to create the first-ever Anthropology-Sociology Gala and encouraged actions to recognize UBC’s unceded Indigenous lands. Outside of UBC, Emily founded Still Moon Arts Society Youth […]
When third-year sociology and English literature major Kaavya Lakshmanan took on a summer internship with Schema Magazine, she expected to gain experience in journalism. What she didn’t expect was a crash course in professional networking while uncovering a new career path.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Theresa Harding graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and gender, race, sexuality, and social justice (GRSJ) in 2000. While pursuing her degree later in life posed challenges in balancing her duties as a mother and responsibilities as a student, Theresa’s efforts were well worth it.
Sociology Student Association